First Look at 2012 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Merchandise
Im counting down the days until the 17th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival arrives. This festival has become one of my favorite things to do in the fall at Walt Disney World Resort. I recently gave you a look at Duffy The Disney Bears new chef outfit for this year, so I thought you may enjoy seeing other new merchandise we are cooking. I visited with Lindsay Voigt, Product Developer for Event Merchandise, who shared some of her favorite items.
At first glance, I thought the image above was a photograph. Its not – its a painting created by the talented artist Noah, and it will serve as the main Signature artwork for merchandise at this years festival. You may recall Noahs artwork from the recent Storytellers collection at Disney California Adventure park (which I enjoy even more now after recently visiting Buena Vista Street). Lindsay said she will be using this artwork on items such as a coffee mug, cutting board, trivet, spoon rest, coasters and more.
Lindsay also shared with me two drinkware items a wine glass with the festival logo and a fun light-up tumbler.
In addition to Noahs Signature artwork, there will be a new program called Sketch that uses colors found on the oven mitt and pot holder shown above. That program will have an apron, drinkware, towels and dishes.
This year we will also have a limited edition Vinylmation figure featuring Tony from Disneys animated classic Lady and the Tramp. This 3-inch figure has an edition size of 2,500 and was designed by artist Billy Davis.
A selection of limited edition pins will return this year to the festival. The adorable Chip and Dale pin will serve as the main logo pin found at locations throughout Epcot. We are also releasing a Minnie Mouse pin for Disney Vacation Club members, while Annual Passholders will find the Figment pin shown above. Im thinking my fellow Disney Parks Blog author Gary Buchanan will love the limited edition pin with Mickey Mouse in the cranberry bog.
Look for these items and more at the Festival Center and at select locations in Epcot when this annual event returns on September 28.
Check out these posts for more about this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:
First Look at 2012 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Merchandise by Steven Miller: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog
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